It's the show you knew he had to make. George is serving up Ham on the Street's namesake meat as only he can. There's geography meets meat in Name That Ham--as deli customers must I.D. a ham's home country. HOTS goes high-art, with our first annual ham sculpting contest. George puts a devilish spin on the classic ham and cheese sandwich. Plus, play brain-teasing Ham Trivia and watch Cuba and Argentina engage in a Fresh-Ham-Roast-Off for the ages.
What goes better with Ham on the Street... than cheese? Because the curds are flying fast, furious and plentifully--with everything from George's trip to the petting zoo to seek out the source of goat, sheep and buffalo cheese to a good old-fashioned cheese rolling championship. Want to learn to make your own cheese? Always dreamed of a Parmesan "Leaning Tower of Cheese-a" for your Caesar Salad? George delivers the secrets to both!
The power of the pepper gets the HOTS treatment, as George hits one of Americas spiciest citiesLas Vegasto put his spin on foods that bring sweet, sweet pain to our palates. So put down that water! George has got the secrets to snuffing out the sparks when youve chowed more chile than your tongue can take. Experience trivia with a lethal twist, as tourists compete in a friendly game of Hot Sauce Russian Roulette! Theres even something for your sweet tooth, as George shows youand some hot Vegas Showgirlshow to make his show-stopping spicy brownies. Then, you can toast a happy couple as George caters a blazing buffet for some lucky Drive-Thru Chapel newlyweds.
George concocts a deliciously demented take on culinary historys most influential innovationthe sandwich. So take a chance on Grilled Cheese Lotto, the game that injects new lifeand ingredientsinto a sandwich classic. Watch up and coming rappers represent for Georges mouthwatering creations in a Freestyle Battle of the Wraps Rap! Go crust-lessas George treats some construction workers to his tasty tea sandwiches. And chuck those carbs to the curb with the soon to be immortal HOTS Breadless Tuna Melt!
George Duran says Mangia! in true Ham on the Street fashion with his unique take on that American favorite: Italian food! Your spaghetti will never be overcooked again as George enlists some flame-throwing Little Leaguers to help him debunk the ol' "throw it against the wall" test. Dry meatballs? A thing of the past thanks to George's juicily delicious recipe. And if you've got olive fever, HOTS has got the cure: a fresh olive taste test. Plus, watch passersby play "Fill That Cannoli," then see how George turns spaghetti into an hors d'ouevre and converts lasagna to dessert!
George Duran proclaims his affection for confections with a headlong rush into the sugary stratospherethat is, candy. Candy guilt gets the Ham on the Street treatment when George hits the street with a briefcase full of black market candy jewelry. Love caramel? With celery? Chicken? George helps you expand on your affection with his caramel fondue. Then HOTS meets NASA as George and Professor Perkins take the infamous Mentos and soda experiment where no Mentos and soda experiment has gone before! Plus, play "What's in My Mouth?" with the most bizarre Asian candies on earth, learn the secrets to making cotton candy and get the first look at Georges latest creation: the HOTS Candy Bar!
Its one can-tastic HOTS with George exploring the world of vacuum-sealed cuisine as only he can! Electric or hand-cranked? George settles the age-old can opener debate once and for all! Then its oil vs. water in a HOTS Tuna Taste Test Challenge. Got canned food that just sits on the shelf? George shows skeptical shoppers how any can they come up with will help him complete his delicious quiche! Can canned food be better than fresh? George takes two types of tomato sauce to the streets... and lets the people decide! Plus, George makes some decadent dulce de leche in a can... with the help of a hot dog vendor! Then eats it... with the help of some Can Can Dancers.
Foodstuffs that are stuffed are on Georges agenda as he explores the untold delights of cram-packed cuisine! A trip to San Francisco provides the perfect opportunity to see what dim sum diners in Chinatown think of Georges take on this stuffed food classic. Two San Fran psychics become stuffed food seers with a friendly game of "Whats in My Empanada?" And the famous cable cars provide the perfect place to serve up Georges San Francisco treat: Armenian Stuffed Grape Leaves! Plus, jelly doughnuts lose the fruit filling and get pumped full of Georges savory stuffings! But will they pass the Cop Test? Stuffed buffalo wings? Impossibility becomes reality with the HOTS Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breast. And you wont believe Georges unique take on the red hot Turducken trend, featuring... dried fruit!
Americas most influential Italian import gets the HOTS treatmentas George cooks up one very tasty take on... pizza. Think you know your pie? Georges trivia will put your pizza proficiency to the test. And speaking of tests, the HOTS Pizza Delivery Challenge will force some of the professions best to really use their heads! George gets pizza-making secrets from a master, and introduces the topping he thinks could knock pepperoni off its pedestal. And dough tossing meets Ultimate in the First Annual HOTS Pizza Frisbee Invitational. Plus, take a walk on the liquefied side with liquid pizza! Then get your grill on at Georges Grilled Pizza Party, where darts decide your toppings!
Everybody needs to chill. And George is just the man for the job, as frozen food gets the HOTS treatment! Frozen food for breakfast? Believe it, as morning commuters get an icy-cool kick start from George's frozen banana and cereal pops. Then it's time for serious science as George enlists Professor Perkinsand a gutsy guinea pig named Kevinto uncover a cure for brain freeze. What the heck is granita? Youll find outand learn how to give it the Ham on the Street mojito treatment. Plus, the frozen TV dinner gets a serious upgrade as George unveils his HDTV version. And George shows just how "handy" he can be by creating the worlds first all-natural hand-shaped herbsicles!
George dives deep to fish up a Ham on the Street style seafood extravaganza. Got a favorite fishing hole? George reveals his to you... and some shocked discount store shoppers! Then its man meets machine in the first annual HOTS Oyster Shuck-Off, and seafood meets spicy citrus in George's Frozen Jalapeno-Lime-Oyster Shooters! George explores the mystery of imitation crabmeat and resuscitates its reputation with one real delicious recipe. Plus, an old lobsterman's trick gets a modern-day interpretation as George brings some lobsters to a hypno-therapist. And do muscles help you clean mussels? George puts two pro wrestlers to the scrub testwith the fate of his delectable French Mussels hanging in the balance!
George is in a most magnanimous mood, as he offers up his unique take on the delicious tradition of gift foods. The infamous fruitcake gets a HOTS update as George creates a kid-friendly version, then pits it against the classic in an elementary school taste test. Sand art gets taken out of the crafts fair and into the kitchen with Georges ingenious chocolate version thats really a cake mix! Think you know your brittle? Then step up to the candy dish for a special presentation of "Name That Nut." Then, everyone loves homemade cupcakes. Whip up a batch from Georges hot new recipe and use his highly scientific cupcake carrier test to make giving them as a gift with less of a mess. Last, nothing adds warmth to holiday tipping like Georges cash-packed gift bread!
George bites into the ever expanding universe of Americas favorite dessertcookies. Cookie immortality is on Georges menu as creative contestants vie to design the most convincing "George Face Cookie." Bored with the same old chocolate chip cookies? George comes to the rescue of a woman named Cookie, supercharging her recipe in true HOTS fashion. And if you thought cookies are always sweet, think again. Then sink your teeth into Georges Lemon-Thyme savory sensations! And why should humans have all the fun? Georges Carob Chip Cookies are canine-safe, but will the dogs on the taste panel agree? Plus, test your cookie trivia skills with a game of Gingerbread Hangman. and witness Georges latest deep fried delightcookie balls!